The Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Review: Take Off Your Ti

Power, Temperature, And Noise Benchmarks

As mentioned, there are no reference cards for this launch, so we're forced to draw conclusions about the GTX 560 based on factory-overclocked board employing aftermarket cooling.

There's a good chance would draw less power, and therefore generate less heat than these samples. Our GeForce GTX 460 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti samples are also third-party designs with aftermarket coolers. Keep in mind that these cards are all benchmarked at reference speeds to measure gaming performance. But the following power, temperature, and noise measurements are measured at factory settings:

Zotac’s GeForce GTX 560 AMP! draws more power than the competition, including MSI's GeForce GTX 560 Ti. This is likely due to its high stock voltage, which is a blessing for dialing in a high factory overclock, but a detriment to keeping temperatures low.

In general, the GeForce GTX 560 looks power-hungry compared to AMD's Radeon HD 6870, even when taking into consideration the slightly higher power usage from these factory-overclocked models.

More power means more heat, and Zotac’s card is the hottest here, although it’s a much tighter playing field.

The AMP! edition card keeps temperatures manageable by increasing fan speed, and with that comes higher acoustic output. It’s not that bad though, and the rest of the products show similar results that aren’t too far behind.

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  • Anonymous
    quote: If 3D Vision and CUDA support for apps like Premiere Pro CS5 matter to you, Nvidia has the upper hand.
    I bought the Nvidia geforce GTX 560 Ti,actually 2. Even though I am extremely happy with them, i found that they do NOT support CUDA CS5, my previous card was the GTX285, which did support that. As an editor, I miss the direct render a lot. 560 cards do not support direct render with CS5, I wonder if there is a way around this?
  • damian86
    I think the 560ti for a high end card is the best choice,saving a lot of money and power-wise they consume a lot less than others. As it says it can outperform other cards,and in SLI they do a good job, I think I will be happy to spend money on them, actually you can get them for £180 and if you save money then you can get a second one.
    Before I was thinking in buy a 570, but I think I'll consider a 560 ti Sli set due to power consumtion.
  • C Ram_22
  • C Ram_22
    Yeh wat u consider is fine
  • C Ram_22
    560 ti
  • C Ram_22
    Just get what u thnk is best stop hassling me and run this on my tv HOW --root?.
  • samboy09
    Guys, May I ask you if this card comes out with a case decal or sticker that I can put to my case. TNX